Josh Liss

liss250  Josh LissSkokie native Josh Liss has been the sports director and morning sports anchor at WBBM since August of 1998. He studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, earning his degree in 1995.

While in college, Josh began his career producing and reporting for Sports Radio Nightly, an all-night sports network that aired on WVVX 103.1FM. In 1994 Josh began an internship at WMAQ 670-AM and worked his way up to full time afternoon drive sports anchor in 1995.

“I was an intern, a part-timer, then a full-timer working my way up with odd hours and miscellaneous assignments,” Josh said of his prior work at WMAQ. “I was fortunate to work with a marvelous cast of talent at ‘Q’; Lou Canellis, Jeff Joniak, Red Motlow, Steve Olken, Tom Greene, Brian Davis, Peggy Kusinski, Dave Pasch, Andrew Siciliano and others.”

Josh has won numerous awards during his career, including Associated Press, Illinois Broadcasters Association and Peter Lisagor honors for sports anchoring and reporting.

Josh resides in Evanston with his wife and two sons.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) pressures Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in 2014. (Getty Images)

Thayer: Bears Must ‘Play A Perfect Game’ To Beat Packers

With the Bears in rebuilding mode, and the Packers among the Super Bowl favorites again this year, Chicago can’t afford to make mistakes in the season opener at Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2015

William 'The Refridgerator' Perry

Listen: Bears Legend William Perry Reflects On Career, Health & More

Perry says his health is “well.”

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

John Fox Manages Expectations Heading Into Tough Opening Schedule

As the Bears prepare for a big test against the Packers, coach John Fox is offering no bold promises or predictions.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2015

Deena Kastor, (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Marathon Champ Deena Kastor Feels Sorry For “Misguided” Runners Who Doped In Order To Win

Deena Kastor, Chicago Marathon 2005 Champion, was in town August 5 – 6 to meet with Marathon participants.


Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman Gives His Staff A Vote Of Confidence

“I am extrememly confident in our staff,” Marc Trestman says.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Josh McCown.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: On Second Thought, Maybe Put McCown In Sooner

A day after coming up just short in a 21-19 loss to the Lions, Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it might have helped to replace ailing quarterback Jay Cutler with backup Josh McCown sooner than he did.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2013

Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is injured on a play against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Trestman On Cutler Injury: ‘We’ll Know More Later This Morning’

The Bears don’t know yet how long quarterback Jay Cutler will be out after suffering a groin injury in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, but head coach Marc Trestman said the quarterback is headed for an MRI on Monday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2013

Alshon Jeffery is tackled by the Saints.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: Haven’t Put Together A Full 60 Minutes

The Bears have looked good in spurts, and they’ve looked bad in spurts in their first five games under new head coach Marc Trestman.


Henry Melton #69 of the Chicago Bears is carted off the field after being injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on September 22, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Trestman: Melton’s Knee Injury To Be Evaluated Today

Bears coach Marc Trestman said he’s “really not sure” how serious Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton’s knee injury is.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2013

Jay Cutler #6 and Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears celebrate the game-winning extra point against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on September 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 31-30. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: Game-Winning TD Drive ‘Couldn’t Have Been Better’

Bears coach Marc Trestman said the team’s game-winning touchdown drive against the Vikings on Sunday “couldn’t have been better,” but there are definitely improvements the team needs to make going forward.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2013

Bill Cartwright.  (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bill Cartwright To Speak at Prologue Graduation

Former Bulls star Bill Cartwright is giving back .

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2013

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery discusses the decision to fire head coach Lovie Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Emery: We Will Be Patient In Coaching Search

Time is valuable when hiring a new head coach, but don’t expect the Bears to make any hasty decisions when searching for Lovie Smith’s replacement.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2013

Russell Wilson. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Thayer: Bears Can Capitalize On Seahawks’ Road Woes

Life can be difficult for a rookie quarterback on the road, and that’s exactly how life has been for Seahawks rookie signal caller Russell Wilson.

WBBM Newsradio–11/30/2012

Alex Smith. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Thayer: Even With Campbell, Bears Can Beat 49ers

As the Bears travel to San Francisco in a key NFC matchup on Monday night, analyst Tom Thayer has a message about the 6-2-1 49ers.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

A Bears fan in Nashville holds up a sign. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Lovie Smith On Fan Support In Nashville: It Was Soldier Field South

Bears fans have been flocking to road games all season, but head coach Lovie Smith said the fan support during Sunday’s 51-20 road win in Nashville was especially noticeable.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2012

Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans jumps over Aaron Williams #23 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.Tennessee won 35-34. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Thayer: Underdog Titans Still Dangerous

The 3-5 Titans might be 3-point underdogs when they host the Bears on Sunday, but WBBM Bears Radio analyst Tom Thayer says they’re still a dangerous team.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

Running back Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs against free safety Morgan Burnett #42 and cornerback Casey Hayward #29 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Lambeau Field on September 13, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lovie: Forte Does Not Have A High Ankle Sprain

The Bears’ loss to the Packers on Thursday not only cost them the momentum they had created with their season opening win over the Colts, it might have cost them the services of running back Matt Forte for a bit.

WBBM Newsradio–09/17/2012

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lovie: Urlacher Back At Practice; ‘He’s Made A Lot Of Progress’

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said linebacker Brian Urlacher was returning to practice on Monday, and has “made a lot of progress” in his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2012

Matt Kenseth celebrates winning the 2012 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona 500 Champ Likes Chicago, But He’s A Packers Fan

Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth is in town Thursday meeting fans and talking to reporters, and he’s looking forward to attending a Bears-Packers football game next season.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears and Cedric Griffin #23 of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Smith Pleased With ‘Big Game’; Hester ‘Sore’ After Injury

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Devin Hester was “sore” after suffering a chest injury following a stellar performance from his electrifying return man and wide receiver.

WBBM Newsradio–10/17/2011



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